If you’re running the Windows 10 Mobile Insider Preview, it’s time for you to update once again.
Microsoft is now pushing build 10549 of the Windows 10 Mobile Insider Preview. However, there’s one thing to note about this update: There’s a bug that causes devices upgrading to 10549 from the recent 10536 build to get stuck at a black screen upon installation. That means that if you’re on the 10536 build, you’ll need to downgrade to Windows Phone 8.1 before upgrading to 10549. If you’d rather not do that, you can just wait for the next update to be released.
If you do decide to update to build 10549, you’ll find a handful of new goodies are included. Those include support for Cortana in Japan as well as English support for Australian and Canadian users, an improved Messaging app with an expanding text box that’ll make it easier to see what you’re typing, and more diverse emoji options. Also worth noting about 10549 is that Lumia Camera is no longer uninstalled when upgrading a Lumia 1020 from Windows Phone 8.1 to Windows 10 Mobile.
Also included are the following bug fixes:
- The Windows Camera app no longer crashes when certain applications launch it to capture a picture.
- We fixed an issue where the touch keyboard would get dismissed every time you sent a message, which made sending 2+ texts in quick succession difficult.
- We fixed an issue where swiping away a notification was causing the notification icon to appear top of your screen.
- Screenshots were not being properly saved resulting in many top social messenger apps such as WeChat, WhatsApp, LINE, WeiBo, and QQ unable to find saved screenshots. This has been fixed.
- We fixed an issue where you couldn’t cannot launch apps saved on SD cards after reinserting your SD card.
- Pinch to zoom should work properly in the Maps app now.
- We fixed an issue where trying to set a custom ring or text tone for a contact shows a black screen for 10 seconds, then does nothing.
- We have added back vibrate-only alarms.
- We have fixed call-blocking.
And the following bugs:
- After upgrade, you might be missing a few apps. If you experience this, the workaround is to reset your phone.
- After rebooting your phone, you won’t see notifications, such as new messages, until you unlock your phone for the first time. After that, you should see notifications for new messages just fine. This bug is fixed in a later build.
- You will be unable to make calls with Skype for Business, WhatsApp and other apps after upgrading to this build. The workaround is to uninstall and reinstall these apps from the Store.